Online herbal remedies advice is easy to find but how can you be sure it's not going to cost your life? ...
by Dime Alexi, a registered nurse and a free-lance writer whose specialties include health issues
With the prevalence of the Internet over the mundane and important matters of our lives, you will encounter numerous websites offering online herbal remedies advice in its various guises. But as many Netizens will tell you, not all of these websites are legitimate in that the advice provided may be outdated, unproven and just plain hearsay.
If you perchance to log on to one of these non-legitimate websites, you will be placing your health in unnecessary jeopardy. Your health can suffer from the possible side effects that not a few herbs will have on certain susceptible individuals. For example, you can develop allergies as well as suffer from headaches, nausea and dizziness when certain herbs are ingested because you have an underlying medical condition incompatible with the substances in the herbs.
You must always be vigilant about taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself from potentially harmful online herbal remedies advice. Your steps can include the following recommendations many of which are common sense advice.
Also, you will realize that the responsibility to keep yourself safe from potentially harmful herbs and their formulations still lies in your hands. Your doctor and other health professionals can only provide advice, opinions and suggestions if and when you ask them.
Thus, your first step is to consult your physician before taking any kind of herbs, be it fresh or processed in supplement form. It does not follow that just because these herbs are touted to be natural and, hence, safe for use for the general population that it will be safe for you, too. Your physician will have to evaluate if the herbs will not exacerbate any underlying medical condition for which you will be taking the herbs in the first place.
You will discover that the most legitimate online herbal remedies advice will offer the abovementioned suggestion, too. You will also be provided with information on whether the herbs can be used by breastfeeding and expecting mothers as well as any other possible diseases that the herbs will interact with in an adverse manner.
Then, you must verify the claims made by the provider of the herbal products. Many will use exaggerated words to build up the supposed efficacy of their products, which often border on the too-good-to-be-true category. You should know by now that if it is too good to be true, then it's probably the work of a spin doctor out to dupe prospective consumers about the almost miraculous benefits of the product.
We strongly suggest researching the pieces of online herbal remedies advice provided by the site. If an herbal product is being sold, your research may include the name of the supplement, the name and address of the manufacturer/distributor, and the list of ingredients. From such information, you can browse online and printed publications for verification of the safety, efficacy and dosages of the main herbal ingredients.
You want manufacturers that adhere to good manufacturing practices, products that have been proven effective in independent clinical trials, and health advice that doctors agree with. Of course, the nutritional supplements information must be validated by scientific evidence.
Ultimately, you can take or leave the pieces of online herbal remedies advice coming your way. It's your choice and you have the responsibility to make a good one for yourself.
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